DBSA Albuquerque at Behavioral Health Day in Santa Fe, New Mexico – January 23, 2013

DBSA Albuquerque was invited to take part in the Behavioral Health Day at the Capitol Building (The Rotunda) in Santa Fe this week. We set up a booth where we shared DBSA’s purpose of providing a forum for those with depression and bipolar disorder (and other behavioral and mood disorders) to share their feelings, thoughts, and experiences with each other for mutual support in recovery and wellness.

We met with other behavioral and mental health organizations and agencies from around the state, and we learned quite a bit that will help the participants in DBSA Albuquerque with information and services. We were also able to meet with several members of the New Mexico State legislature, new contacts for our chapter that will allow our chapter to be better informed in legislature and policy that affects our lives and treatment. We’ve been invited to advise the legislature with our experiences, direct feedback from our community.

Many thanks go to Valerie Quintana and those on the Behavioral Health Day board who invited us to participate this year. It was a great experience that we hope to take part in again next year.